An Answer Poem by Afzal Shauq

An Answer

Rating: 4.3

Is she truly beautiful..?
This is the only question.
that has haunted my life.
Long have I pondered...
So much breath have I sighed.
But the answer..
Poem In Pashto By: Afzal Shauq
Translated in English By: Alley Boling
Book: 'TWIST OF FATES' Poem No.285/Page.359
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Lady Grace 03 June 2009

the question has been is expressed in this poem..grace

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Ishita Mehta 01 June 2009

what a beautiful, short, romantic poem........which speaks more than it's words.......what an imagery.............simply loved it.................she truly would is beautiful.......the way you have described her speaks of her beauty........a 10+++++

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Maya Hershey 30 May 2009

what i beheld upon me is a very frantic poem... interesting, expressing a freewill.... though its short but you have managed to send those sweet emotions to me... as a reader i have been able to concieve the idea of beauty and the true meanings involved... you divulged my friend a question... of the beauty answer... is she beautiful? ? well, you said it, she is... its a wonder.. an image of perfection.. its about something you never had the chance to feel, touch or maybe see... but it has to be so beautiful that its haunting you, its always in you.... my friend you're a talented poet... best ever luck, yours..10++

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Sneha 'The Poetess' 30 May 2009

short and sweet.. shows how man can be tormented even by the simplest of questions.....and yes....she must be beautiful.....for everything that is seen through ur eyes must be far more beautiful than how other people see it... u r truly a gr8 poet..........

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Merna Ibrahim 25 May 2009

Actually, this poem is beautiful and so simple, and it is obvious that she is so beautiful from your description.....I like this line'This is the only question that has haunted my life'....and this is a huge proof that she is so beautiful and that her beauty haunted your life....the using of the verb'haunted'is so good and it reveals your amazement towards your beauty! ! I think it is long enough :) .....Merna

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Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK 05 August 2010

Outer Beauty eludes…but Inner Beauty includes into ‘US-ONE’… thanks for sharing… Regards Ms. Nivedita UK 10/10

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Sarwar Chowdhury 14 September 2009

alhamdulillah! therefore she is beautiful! excellent! 10+

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Bele Lele 12 August 2009

I love poems that are questions, this one is also an answer, well done 10+

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Catrina Heart 05 July 2009

We all have some questions in our life so simple yet so hard to answer. They are the wandering words left on the winds floating.....It is like a question of is there really a God? and many simple questions that even a child can ask but so hard to answer and prove. One may ask 'Is she truly beautiful? ' as what he expects from the SHE..... An inner or outer beauty which the protagonist prefers or both...One may see a female truly beautiful, sophisticated, and charming like a princess or a model in a first glance. You may admire her for she is truly a jaw dropper and you can't get off of her in your mind. However, physical appearance is just a shallow basis of one's truly beauty. A superficial magnitude of one's point of view. True beauty comes from deep within, an attitude/behavior of selfless love, confidence and intelligence a true beauty. The sound state of one's emotional, spiritual, mental and social are the primary basis of true beauty. Well expressed moment of thoughts...10

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Lalitha iyer 30 June 2009

Dear friend, As long as your emotions and feelings and your heart and your looks perceive only beauty in every being, that is as long as you are poet at heart, you could find only beauty in the is not her perfection or fault, but your fullness which gives you a healthy perception......................

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